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And, of course, what follows is Michael Kitchen’s beautiful delivery of a speech that’s at once touching, romantic, and humorous.

Dominic Dromgoole wrote in The Sunday Times (Aug. 31, 2003):

Kitchen and Okonedo are two of our best actors. They managed to play a substantial story of growing love without any intense stares or moist lips or fidgety signals. There was a lone touching of the upper arm. What they played was a slow-growing spread of trust between two people, and what is love if not trust?

Me, too! Sophie Okonedo and Michael Kitchen are a dream team.


Part 2 of 2. Marcey wielding the toilet tank cover cracks me up. 🙂

Michael Kitchen playing the cuckold.

Are you talking to me? 😀

Michael Kitchen does wonders with the “particularly challenging” dialogue in Alibi.

For all of Foyle’s heralded qualities, it’s Greg Brentwood – sweet, vulnerable, naïve, and prone to panic attacks – whom I adore most.

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Bewilderment, then dawning realization, and finally, angry humiliation pass over Greg’s face when Marcey exposes the depth of Linda and Martin’s betrayal.

Greg, Marcey, and his clothes in Alibi – LOL


Michael Kitchen cracks me up in this scene from Alibi in which Greg tries not to have a breakdown while witnessing a potentially disastrous conversation between Marcey and Linda that’s moving faster than his drugged-out brain can keep up.  I love how Marcey always seems to be several steps ahead of Greg.  They make such an adorable couple.

sapphyswitch said: Has the full version ever been released on DVD?

No, and sadly, I doubt the uncut version ever will be.

Alibi set to one of my favorite songs, Out of Reach by Gabrielle.

anonymous said:

I hope you know you are killing me with these videos (in a good way – ha!). I can’t get any work done as I just want to stay on your site watching them. I love seeing MK in scenes wearing blue jeans – gives him a “younger look” than what we are used to seeing him as C. Foyle. Awesome – C

Happy to read your note.  I, too, adore seeing MK in jeans.  🙂

While we’re on the topic of fanfic, I’d just like to mention how thrilled I was to discover that MyMadness at fanfiction.net has written a beautifully evocative piece called Yes, I Will that continues the story of Greg and Marcey in Alibi.  What a gift for fans of Alibi.

So much emotional impact in the touching of hands and a meaningful glance.

From an interview with Sophie Okonedo about Alibi in The Scotsman:

Okonedo says: “It was really good to work on and I particularly enjoyed working with Michael Kitchen – I’ve always thought he was brilliant. It was a very rewarding and creative experience and I feel very proud of it. So much of what’s on TV is formulaic and about people like doctors and nurses or lawyers and that can get a bit boring, but Alibi isn’t like that at all.”

In Alibi (2003), Michael Kitchen plays the hapless, naive, often frantic Greg — quite the opposite of the ever calm, discerning, and in-command Foyle.  I love how Sophie Okonedo’s character, Marcey, takes charge here and throughout the movie.

Marcey marches a very reluctant Greg into her bathroom where she has prepared a bath for him complete with candles in order to help him relax. This must be one of the scenes that had the cast rolling about with laughter during the readthrough.  Pity it was left out of the DVD, but thankfully, it has been uploaded to YouTube.

Never saw that clip for Alibi.  Hilarious.  My favorite movie of his. – pdx144

Mine, too.  It’s the perfect package of humor, romance, suspense, and likeable characters with MK’s acting talents front and center.